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List Rules People on this list must have gone to University of Connecticut and be of some renown.

List of famous alumni from University of Connecticut, with photos when available. Prominent graduates from University of Connecticut include celebrities, politicians, business people, athletes and more. This list of distinguished University of Connecticut alumni is loosely ordered by relevance, so the most recognizable celebrities who attended University of Connecticut are at the top of the list. This directory is not just composed of graduates of this school, as some of the famous people on this list didn't necessarily earn a degree from University of Connecticut.

You can rank all of these graduates, from Ray Allen to Meg Ryan.

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to University of Connecticut?” and “Which celebrities are University of Connecticut alumni?”
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Meg Ryan is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous University Of Connecticut Alumni
Film Producer, Actor, Voice acting

Age: 57

Birthplace: Fairfield, Connecticut, United States of America

Meg Ryan (born Margaret Mary Emily Hyra; November 19, 1961) is an American actress and producer. Ryan began her acting career in 1981 in minor roles before joining the cast of the CBS soap opera ...more

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Michelle Lombardo is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous University Of Connecticut Alumni
Model, Actor, Presenter

Age: 35

Birthplace: Ballston Spa, New York, United States of America

Michelle Helen Lombardo (born September 16, 1983) is an American model and actress. Lombardo gained fame with her appearances in the 2000s Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issues. She made her film ...more
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Mike Lawlor is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous University Of Connecticut Alumni
Politician, Lawyer

Age: 62

Birthplace: New Haven, Connecticut

Michael P. Lawlor is an American politician, criminal justice professor, and lawyer from Connecticut. A Democrat, he served as a member of the Connecticut House of Representatives from 1987 to ...more
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Andrea Dromm is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous University Of Connecticut Alumni
Model, Actor

Age: 78

Birthplace: Long Island, New York, United States of America

Andrea Dromm (born February 18, 1941) is an American actress. She is the daughter of an engineer, and attended school in Patchogue and later in Greensburg, Pennsylvania.
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Franklin Chang Dí... is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous University Of Connecticut Alumni
Physicist, Astronaut, Scientist

Age: 68

Birthplace: San José, Costa Rica

Franklin Ramón Chang Díaz (April 5, 1950) is a Costa Rican American mechanical engineer, physicist, former NASA astronaut. He is the founder and current CEO of Ad Astra Rocket ...more
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Richard Mastracchio is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous University Of Connecticut Alumni
Astronaut, Engineer

Age: 59

Birthplace: Waterbury, Connecticut

Richard Alan "Rick" Mastracchio (born February 11, 1960) is an American engineer and former NASA astronaut. He has flown on three NASA Space Shuttle missions as a mission specialist in ...more
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Timothy Shriver is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous University Of Connecticut Alumni
Businessperson, Film Producer

Age: 59

Birthplace: Boston, Massachusetts

Timothy Perry Shriver (born August 29, 1959) is Chairman of Special Olympics.
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Ron Palillo is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous University Of Connecticut Alumni
Illustrator, Actor, Playwright

Age: Dec. at 63 (1949-2012)

Birthplace: USA, Connecticut, New Haven

Ronald Gabriel Palillo (April 2, 1949 – August 14, 2012) was an American actor and teacher. He was best known for his role as the endearingly dim-witted character Arnold Horshack on the ABC ...more
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Art Feltman is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous University Of Connecticut Alumni

Age: 60

Birthplace: Paterson, New Jersey, United States of America

Arthur J. Fletman, commonly known as Art Feltman, is an American politician from the state of Connecticut. A Democrat, he served for 12 years as a member of the Connecticut House of ...more
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Patrick Tufts is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous University Of Connecticut Alumni
Entrepreneur, Computer scientist

Birthplace: Connecticut

Patrick Tufts is a computer scientist and inventor. He created Alexa Internet's collaborative filter for creating related web site recommendations and later, one of Amazon.com's most successful ...more
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Rebecca Lobo is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous University Of Connecticut Alumni
Basketball player, Basketball Analyst, Athlete

Age: 45

Birthplace: Hartford, Connecticut, United States of America

Rebecca Rose Lobo-Rushin (born October 6, 1973) is an American television basketball analyst and former women's basketball player in the Women's National Basketball Association (WNBA) from 1997 ...more

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Tony Todd is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous University Of Connecticut Alumni
Film Producer, Actor, Voice acting

Age: 64

Birthplace: Washington, D.C., United States of America

Anthony Tiran "Tony" Todd (born December 4, 1954) is an American actor, voice artist, and film producer, best known for portraying Sergeant Warren in Platoon (1986), Kurn in Star Trek: ...more

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Philip Rubin is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous University Of Connecticut Alumni
Psychologist, Scientist

Age: 69

Birthplace: Newark, New Jersey

Philip E. Rubin (born May 22, 1949) is an American cognitive scientist, technologist, and science administrator known for raising the visibility of behavioral and cognitive science and ...more
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Richard Dekmejian is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous University Of Connecticut Alumni
Political scientist

Age: 86

Richard Hrair Dekmejian (born 1933, Aleppo, Syria) is an Armenian American professor of political science at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles. His teachings are primarily ...more
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Diana Taurasi is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous University Of Connecticut Alumni
Basketball player, Athlete

Age: 36

Birthplace: Glendale, California, United States of America

Diana Lorena Taurasi (born June 11, 1982) is an American professional basketball player for the Phoenix Mercury of the Women's National Basketball Association (WNBA) and UMMC Ekaterinburg of ...more

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Ray Allen is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous University Of Connecticut Alumni
Basketball player, Actor

Age: 43

Birthplace: Merced, California, United States of America

Walter Ray Allen Jr. (born July 20, 1975) is an American former professional basketball player. He played 18 seasons in the National Basketball Association (NBA) and was inducted into the ...more

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Kim Zolciak is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous University Of Connecticut Alumni
Singer

Age: 40

Birthplace: Pensacola, Florida, United States of America

Kimberleigh Marie Zolciak-Biermann (born May 19, 1978) is an American television personality and singer. In 2008, she rose to prominence as one of the original housewives that appeared on the ...more

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Khalid El-Amin is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous University Of Connecticut Alumni
Khalid El-Amin Basketball player

Age: 39

Birthplace: Minneapolis, Minnesota

Khalid El-Amin (born April 25, 1979) is a retired American professional basketball player. He was a member of the 1999 University of Connecticut men's basketball team that won the NCAA ...more
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Justin Foley is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous University Of Connecticut Alumni
Drummer

Age: 42

Birthplace: Simsbury, Connecticut

Justin Foley (born June 16, 1976) is an American musician, best known as the drummer of the metalcore band, Killswitch Engage. He is also a former member of the band Blood Has Been Shed along ...more
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Joette Katz is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous University Of Connecticut Alumni

Age: 66

Birthplace: New York City, New York

Joette Katz (born February 3, 1953) is an American attorney who is a partner at the law firm, Shipman & Goodwin LLP [1]. She was an Associate Justice of the Connecticut Supreme Court, where ...more
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Robert Remez is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous University Of Connecticut Alumni
Psychologist, Scientist
Robert Remez, an American experimental psychologist and cognitive scientist, is Professor of Psychology at Barnard College, Columbia University and Chair of the Columbia University Seminar on ...more
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Chuck Benedict is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous University Of Connecticut Alumni
Neurologist

Age: 72

Birthplace: Norwalk, Connecticut

Charles P. "Chuck" Benedict (born 13 August 1946 in Norwalk, Connecticut) was a Democratic Party member of the Wisconsin State Assembly, representing the 45th Assembly District from ...more
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Stephen Holcomb is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous University Of Connecticut Alumni
Insurance veteran Steve Holcomb founded Full Capture Solutions in 2004 and currently serves as President and Chief Executive Officer. Steve started Full Capture Solutions to provide his peers in ...more
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Louis O. Giuffrida is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous University Of Connecticut Alumni
Louis O. Giuffrida

Age: 98

Louis Onorato "Jeff" Giuffrida (October 2, 1920 – November 20, 2012) was the Ronald Reagan administration's first director of the Federal Emergency Management Agency from 1981 to 1985. ...more
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Ann Beattie is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous University Of Connecticut Alumni
Professor, Novelist, Writer

Age: 71

Birthplace: Washington, D.C.

Ann Beattie (born September 8, 1947) is an American novelist and short story writer. She has received an award for excellence from the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters and the ...more